Showing posts with label wood signs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wood signs. Show all posts

Oct 8, 2015

PRIMITIVE KITCHEN SIGNS from Dollar Mart Stamps

Signs, signs and more signs!

That's all I have really been doing these last few days.
Cute, primitive, kitchen themed signs really sell fast and so I have to keep them in stock.
And best of all the wording is made from the $1.00 foam stamps from the Dollar Mart.

The foam letters look like this:
And come in a large pack both upper and lower case

 
And here's a close up from the side to see the foam and what you put the paint on:
I use craft paint called Apple Barrell or Folk Art found at Walmart.
I put the paint on the sponge letter with a makeup sponge. It's just easier like that. 
And it lets you control the amount of paint you need. Which is very, very little! If you over do it, your letters will be very bubbly looking. 

Here are a few signs that I have finished below. 

They all started out as plain pine or spruce leftover pieces from a remodel job here.
But if you don't have any pieces of leftover wood, you can purchase the plain pieces in a variety of sizes at Lowes.  And just play around with wordings that will fit on them.

CROCKS SIGN
I went back and added & Jugs and the date I got married to personalize this one!

 In the last step, I always tend to dry brush on some streaks. Just to give it a little extra.

   SPOONS SIGN
Spoons sign since I collect tons of wooden spoons

Easy, four step process to a spoon sign.


 PANTRY SIGN
Old rough PANTRY sign in black to match my old cast iron stove
 Very simple.


BUTTER SIGN
Buttery yellow sign made from a leftover 3inch piece of leftover trim

HANGERS FOR THE BACK
And I almost forgot to mention how I hang these up.
A pack of 6 cost $1.00 at the Dollar Tree. They are called Saw tooth hangers.

  
 





Hope ya'l liked these Primitive Kitchen Themed Signs made from using Dollar Mart Stamps!    See ya'll next time,Lisa

Sep 20, 2012

DIY STENCILED WALL SIGNS

STENCILED WOODEN SIGNS 


Today, well and past few days, I've been cutting and making some simple wall signs to sale in my booth. They are a great seller.

Here's a few that I  did that say, "Simplify." 

First I painted a base coat of whatever color. I usually use a burnt umber, colonial green or nutmeg. Those are my favs! Then I stencil on the saying and or stars with an off white or antique white.

Then, here's where I call it my "secret effect." I take a rough grain sandpaper and sand over the entire board, wording, stars and all. 

It kinda roughs it up and makes it look older and worn. Just the way I like it. And I am also rough on all the edges.

And lastly, I use a stain that has a sealer in it.

I rub some on with an old rag, wait a minute and wipe it all off. And repeat if it doesn't look old and aged enough.
 Here are a bunch of different sayings that I made all from stencils that I bought off from eBay.


Then I finish it all up by adding a hanger on the back. I get those in packs at the Dollar Store for $1.50.

And that's that!
 On the one in the middle below, I was experimenting with using different colors. Not sure I like the blue so much. On the same one, also, I used the glue to make a crackly look, but the pic is not showing it so well.

My favorite of the ones below is the "Pumpkins" signs below.

Probably because it's right around the corner and I just decorated our home yesterday.
I'm so in the Halloween mood!

Here's how those came about.
Some of them I left plain and then stenciled on the PUMPKINS wording in cinnamon orange.
And to mix and match some others up, I first painted the board a cinnamon orange and then stenciled on the PUMPKINS wording in various off whites.



Let the paints dry and then come back with some rough grade sandpaper and scuff up all the edges a bit.
And then just finish up by adding a sawtooth hanger on the backs.
I find these at the Dollar General in the tools section for a dollar or so.


And here they are again:

 Happy Crafting Ya'll!
Until next time,
~Lisa

Aug 28, 2012

WOOD SIGNS

I've been having lots of fun making these new wall signs mainly from plain ole' leftover 1x4's and such. Some larger, a few smaller.
Here's some of my latest that are now in my Peddlers Mall booth #555:


Price: Range from $3.00- $9.99 for the largest

Today, well and past few days, I've been cutting and making some simple wall signs to sale in my booth. They are a great seller.

Here's a few that I  did that say, "Simplify." 

First I painted a base coat of whatever color. I usually use a burnt umber, colonial green or nutmeg. Those are my favs! Then I stencil on the saying and or stars with an off white or antique white.

Then, here's where I call it my "secret effect." I take a rough grain sandpaper and sand over the entire board, wording, stars and all. 

It kinda roughs it up and makes it look older and worn. Just the way I like it. And I am also rough on all the edges.

And lastly, I use a stain that has a sealer in it.


I rub some on with an old rag, wait a minute and wipe it all off. And repeat if it doesn't look old and aged enough.

 
Here are a bunch of different sayings that I made all from stencils that I bought off from eBay.





Then I finish it all up by adding a hanger on the back. I get those in packs at the Dollar Store for $1.50.


And that's that!
 On the one in the middle below, I was experimenting with using different colors. Not sure I like the blue so much. On the same one, also, I used the glue to make a crackly look, but the pic is not showing it so well.


My favorite of the ones below is the "Pumpkins" signs below.

Probably because it's right around the corner and I just decorated our home yesterday.
I'm so in the Halloween mood!

Here's how those came about.

Some of them I left plain and then stenciled on the PUMPKINS wording in cinnamon orange.
And to mix and match some others up, I first painted the board a cinnamon orange and then stenciled on the PUMPKINS wording in various off whites.



Let the paints dry and then come back with some rough grade sandpaper and scuff up all the edges a bit.


And then just finish up by adding a sawtooth hanger on the backs.
I find these at the Dollar General in the tools section for a dollar or so.


And here they are again:


 Happy Crafting Ya'll!
Until next time,
~Lisa